Video of the 2014 Manitou's Revenge 54 Mile Ultramarathon
Here is an updated video from the 2014 Manitou's Revenge Ultramarathon. This years race takes place on June 22-23, 2019 and will be the 7th running of this epic 54 mile adventure in the Catskill Mountains of New York.
“To really understand this race you have to know the trails, or at least get a good description of the course. If you can’t experience the trails in person, I think photos or video do a better job than any sort of written description, at least as far as my writing skills are concerned. Luckily, we have great pics and video from the race thanks to Joe. I’ll try and provide an overview, but you really need to see the visuals.” – Ben Nephew
Mantiou’s Revenge is a 54 mile point to point trail race in the heart of the Catskill Mountains of New York, with 17k of climbing over some of the roughest terrain on the planet. While it has a bit of everything, roads, runnable carriage roads, fast singletrack, most of it is highly technical singletrack. The Escarpment Trail Run is considered to be the hardest long trail race in the Northeast, and that is just the warm-up for Manitou. In the second half of the race, you have about 9 miles of the Devil’s Path, a 22 mile trail that is one of the hardest day hikes in the US. There are extended sections of twisted roots, loose scree, boulder fields (approaching vertical in both directions), mud, and ledge after ledge after ledge. Some of the individual climbs on the route could put you on your knees, and there 7 over the 54 miles. Similarly, you could ruin your quads on 7-8 different downhills, and the 2.5 mile downhill at the end is probably the worst. It is by far the hardest race I have ever done. Continue reading Ben’s race report from 2014, http://bit.ly/2DHaH5I.